With the seasonal shifts happening around the globe, the weather can be very sporadic and unpredictable. Cold one day and hot the next, rain, snow and everything in between. But your smoothies don’t have to be so unpredictable. I like to focus on seasonal produce grown close to me to keep me and my microbes grounded in the seasonal loop.
It is important to keep the food channel moving, that means at least 1 good poop per day. Two is better. Stagnation in the bowels are the beginning to a whole list of health problems that can be avoided with proper care and maintenance. A seasonal smoothie recipe like this is a great way to feed the microbes in your gut so they can do their job.
Spring is a great time to begin introducing the bitter greens back into your routine if they have lost their place over the winter. They help with producing the necessary digestive juices to help break down and absorb your nutrients.
The keep it moving smoothie recipe
- 2 cups packs full of your favorite seasonal greens
- 1/2 avocado ( I sometimes use a full )
- 1-3 small stalks of celery ( I love celery and use alot )
- 1 tsp licorice root powder
- 1 tsp marshmallow root powder
- 1 tsp slippery elm bark powder
- 1 orange, grapefruit or other available citrus fruit.
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 3/4 cup water ( It is good for you! )
- Fresh parsley or other favorite herb
- Any other seasonal produce that is jumping at you to join the smoothie party.
Get curious about the other fresh produce desiring to be blended up. Berries are great when available, also other vegetables like carrots and radishes can be quite tasty. For seasonal greens think of saving your radish tops, beet tops, or even use herbs ( dill, cilantro, parsley, fennel ) or micro greens. Spring mix is tasty and has a good variety for your gut. Remember to eat with diversity. The more diverse you eat, the more diversity in nutrients you receive, gaining the necessary elements you need to thrive.
AM variation: I may add a piece of ginger root to help ignite my digestion.
PM variation: I like to use peppermint to help calm my body and mind.
I really enjoy the way I feel after consuming a heaping portion of plants. This is one of the foundations for attuning yourself to your environment. Fresh seasonal greens are essential for a healthy body supplying the necessary minerals to maintain balance in the bodily systems so variety is in your favor. Fresh plants are filled with prana, the life force we as humans need to thrive physically, emotionally and spiritually. Always choose fresh, organic and grown as close to home as possible.